Radio Crystal Blue 5/12/13 news

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IDEALISTIC SPORT: (updated Friday!)
the DAILY (auto-generated online newspaper with selected keywords and
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 15 and will be available
for about 1 year. I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as
possible thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.

RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 10 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of

PROGRAMMING NOTE: CD FOCUS continues with a very special collection of music. Courtesy of Unfinished Side Productions, I have received a disc that contains some of the last recorded music from Ravi Shankar, under the title “The Living Room Sessions, Part 2”. More info at
I’ll be covering a music showcase event at The Legendary Dobbs, tomorrow May 11. I will also be interviewing The Dream Logic Yes, it’s been too long between interviews and reviews.
Remember to send donations to RCB via the PayPal button at the home page. Thanks to those to have sent donations already!
RCB Novus Ordo: I’ve never given this show a solid introductory body of music so for the future I’ll start off RCB Novus Ordo with the actual first song from the first of ten artists I plan to feature. “Alticana” from Left Arm Ten is their shortening of the phrase ‘alternative Americana’. Yevtushenko, from Seattle, gets rather experimental in their own brand of rock. Ryan Cain and the Ables, from WV, bring some rockabilly to the table. I was quite taken by P*I*A’s background, expressed in many different styles of art including film.
RCB proper begins with brand new music from Russian-American songwriter Marina V. The brooding music of Marc Berger provides some dark contrast to the positive messages and proceeds from there, including recently released music from Chris Head & The Honchos. Blues starts segment 2 (Rod Piazza, Herbie D & The Dangermen), leading to more standard rock fare, notably the solo rock turn by Sam of The Happy Problem, and more new music from Astor Place Riot. Segment 3, following CD Focus, featured official showcase artists for this year’s Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, taking place in Montreat NC later this month. Final segment had an interesting depressive theme in it (Beaucoup Blue, Lauren Adams) and then something of a turnaround in view (Hungrytown). Listen for new music by Rodger Delany and Annika Vitolo at the end, both of whom I met at Cape May in March.


Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
CDs MUST have been released no earlier than June 2012.
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
I’m also seeking music for Idealistic Sport. For this show, the music should be upbeat and appropo toward sports programming.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234


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